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Sydney can be best in AL history: Brosque

NZN 26/03/2017 Emma Kemp

Sydney FC may have fallen marginally short of replicating Arsenal's Invincibles run.

Yet captain Alex Brosque senses a rare opportunity that, if seized, could see his newly crowned premiers revered within A-League circles in much the same way.

The all-conquering Sky Bues officially won the Premiers' Plate as they ate dinner together in a Perth hotel on Saturday night.

After watching on TV as Jamie Maclaren sent Melbourne Victory to defeat and handed Sydney their first piece of silverware in seven seasons, coach Graham Arnold got up and gave a speech.

He asked his squad if they wanted to be remembered as a good team, or a great team.

They chose the latter, and duly thumped the Glory 3-0 on Sunday to surpass Western Sydney's record of 57 points for a 27-round season.

That record had been Arnold's primary objective for the regular campaign.

Now on 59 points and 14 clear at the top with three rounds still remaining, they might have decided to conserve energy for the push towards the championship.

But records have already dropped like flies and others are loitering well within swatting distance.

And Brosque said the weekend's achievements had made the players acutely aware that such a remarkable chance at making history might never occur again.

"Arnie went through everyone and asked if anyone has ever been a part of a really great team, one that's gone down in history as having done something great," Brosque told AAP.

"No one could put their hand up.

"It was eye-opening to realise that even at my age - and at best I've got a couple of years left - I've never been a part of a team like this.

"It's not often that it comes around and it really sunk in that we're in a good position to do something special."

The next target is the Roar's all-time landmark of 65 points, a haul reached in a 30-game season.

As it stands Sydney need seven points - or two wins and a draw - from their final three matches against Melbourne City (home), Wellington (away) and Newcastle (home).

On the back of Sydney's just one loss all campaign, Brosque believes the trio of teams are there for the taking.

"Absolutely," he said.

"If we go back probably four or five weeks ago, that target of 65 seemed a hard target.

"I sort of, not doubted, but thought if we could break the 57 that would be fantastic.

"To now be in a position to go for the 65 is great. Every game is winnable with the way we're playing at the moment, and two of those games are at home.

"We definitely think we can break that record as well."

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